The South by Southwest® Music Festival (SXSW®) has announced its Showcasing Artists invited to perform at the 37th annual event. The festival features multiple one-of-a-kind events that spotlight emerging talents and legendary artists performing for the international creative community and passionate music fans. The first essential and global music event on the industry’s calendar, the SXSW Music Festival takes place March 13 – 18, 2023 on Austin’s iconic and offbeat stages.
Each year, SXSW Music Festival programmers present the best new artists and established acts from countries around the world including Armenia, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Wales. SXSW announces its Showcasing Artists in rounds.
Highlights from the latest round of artists include: Anwan “Big G” Glover (Washington DC), Coco & Clair Clair (Atlanta GA), Dende (Houston TX), Diana Burco (Bogotá COLOMBIA), DJ_Dave (New York NY), EKKSTACY (Vancouver CANADA), Frankie Rose (Brooklyn NY), Immersion (Brighton UK), Isabella Lovestory (Tegucigalpa HONDURAS), Killer Mike (Atlanta GA), Maiya The Don (Brooklyn NY), Michigander (Nashville TN), Militarie Gun (Los Angeles CA), New Order (Manchester UK), Peter One (Nashville TN), PJ Sin Suela (Ponce PUERTO RICO), Protomartyr (Detroit MI), Savannah Ré (Toronto CANADA), Tangerine Dream (Berlin GERMANY), THUS LOVE (Brattleboro VT), TiaCorine (Winston-Salem NC), and Venbee (Chatham UK).
Highlights from the second round of artists include: Ambré (New Orleans LA), be your own PET (Nashville TN), deca joins (Taipei TAIWAN), English Teacher (Leeds UK), The Lemon Twigs (Long Island NY), Obongjayar (Calabar NIGERIA), Oracle Sisters (Paris FRANCE), OSEES (Los Angeles CA), Painted Shield (Seattle WA), Paraísos (Barranquilla COLOMBIA), ROGÊ (Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL), Shanghai Baby (Madrid SPAIN), Sobs (Singapore SINGAPORE), Sunflower Bean (New York NY), Tokio Meyers (London UK), UNI and the Urchins (New York NY), and The Zombies (St. Albans UK).
Highlights from the first round of artists include: Armani White (Philadelphia PA), Algiers (Atlanta, GA), Balming Tiger (Seoul SOUTH KOREA), Beenzino (Seoul SOUTH KOREA), Edie Bens (Swansea UK-WALES), iLe (San Juan PUERTO RICO), Ladaniva (Lille FRANCE), Max Cooper (London UK-ENGLAND), Mightmare (Chapel Hill NC), Núria Graham (Vic SPAIN), The Orielles (Manchester UK-ENGLAND), Otoboke Beaver (Kyoto JAPAN), RVG (Melbourne AUSTRALIA), Sarah Shook & the Disarmers (Chapel Hill NC), Son Rompe Pera (Naucalpan MEXICO), Steam Down (London UK-ENGLAND), Thao (Oakland CA), Yazmin Lacey (London UK-ENGLAND) and Yogetsu Akasaka (Setagaya-Ku JAPAN).
These one-of-a-kind showcases span six nights, giving attendees the opportunity to experience small stage performances of artists who may be on much larger festival stages in the near future. Showcases are curated by SXSW programmers in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, export offices, management and PR firms, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands and festivals. Some of this year’s influential showcase presenters include Adult Decisions, Alcopop! Records, Anniversary Group, Aquarium Drunkard, ASCAP, ATC Live, Athens in Austin, Atomic Music Group, Bad Time Records, Bayonet Records, BBC Introducing, BreakOut West, British Music Embassy, CareFreeBlackGirl, The Color Agent, Consequence of Sound, Dance to the Radio, DAWA Heals, Dedstrange, DEL Records, DJ Ace presents Everything R&B, Don Giovanni Records, EMPIRE, End of the Trail, Father/Daughter Records, Fierce Panda Records, Fire Records, Fire Talk, FOCUS Wales, Force Field PR, Gold Diggers, Good Karma Club, Gorilla vs Bear, Holodeck Records, Hundred Palms, Island Wave, Italians Do It Better, Jazz re:freshed Outernational, Keeled Scales, Kill Rock Stars, KUTX The Breaks, Laneway Festival, Leafy Outlook, Levitation, The Line of Best Fit, The Loyalty Firm, M for Montreal, Marca Única, Marshall Music, Mint Talent Group, Music From Ireland, New West Records, Now Wave, Penny Loafer PR, POP Montreal, Post-Electric Artists, Post-Trash, PRIMA Fund, Reeperbahn Festival, Rocky Road Touring, Rolling Loud, Rolling Stone, Scruff of the Neck, Secret Sounds, Selector presents Jamz Supernova, Six Shooter Records, Space Agency, Spaceflight Records, The Spanish Wave, Speedy Wunderground, Taiwan Beats, Traffic Music Group, Vibe Magazine, We Were Never Being Boring, Wide Days Scotland, WISE x STRRR, WOMEX and ZZK Records.
All SXSW Music registrants receive primary access to Music and Convergence Conference programming, including Keynotes and Featured Speakers, Music Festival showcases, the Comedy Festival, exhibitions, networking Meet Ups, the Flatstock Poster Show, Registrant Lounge, and the BBQ & softball tournament. Secondary access is available for most Interactive and Film events.
The online SXSW Schedule provides a complete rundown of 2023 programming, broken down by time and event category, with the ability to build a customized schedule.
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film and television, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music, and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2023 will take place March 10 – 19, 2023 in Austin, and guests must register to attend.
SXSW 2023 is sponsored by White Claw, Porsche, Itaú bank, C4 Energy, Slack, and The Austin Chronicle.
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